Van Jones, a former Obama adviser, praised President Donald Trump for what he has done for the black community. He did this during a panel discussion on CNN on Friday. Jake Tapper criticized the President for his remarks during the debate when he claimed that with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, no other president had done more for the black community than him.
As a response, Van Jones cited several things that Trump has done for black people. “I think it’s really unfortunate because Donald Trump, and I get beat up by liberals every time I say it but I keep saying it, he has done good stuff for the black community,” Jones said.
“Opportunity zone stuff, black college stuff, I worked with him on criminal justice stuff. I saw Donald Trump have African American people, formerly incarcerated, in the White House, embraced them, treated them well. There is a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for,” as expected, Jones received a great deal of backlash from liberals for saying what he did. To them, the President is pure evil who has done nothing worthy of praise, and anyone who praises him must be canceled.
Radical leftists immediately demanded that Jones be fired from CNN. They heaped abuses on him, some of them actually racist. Some people on Twitter called him an idiot for playing both sides. It has come to the point where anyone who voices out even grudging admiration for President Trump must be canceled and destroyed. This irrational hatred for anything that is connected with the President can be very divisive. It means that should President Trump get reelected, there are indications showing that he may be on track to do just that, that those on the left may not accept his victory and may try to incite civil unrest so they can get their way.